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The Future of Dating: The Technology Changing Romance

Technology is ever changing your lifestyle and habits, but what effect does technology have on the future of dating? How will dating change with greater technological advancements and brighter creativity?

How to Deal With Relationship Rejection

If there is one thing that’s true in life, it’s knowing that it’s impossible to find love without experiencing pain or rejection. But if you avoid it or try to dodge it, you may end up never giving it a chance. There’s a beautiful scene in the film Somethings Gotta Give between Mother and Daughter which shows why you have to give it a go. But if you are rejected, it really does hurt, so what can you do when you find yourself in that situation?

4 Ways Perfectionism Manifests in a Relationship—and How to Overcome Them

How can something like 'perfectionism' damage your romantic prospects—and what you can do about them.

Digital Era Dating and Forging Authentic Relationships Amid the Screens

The digital era has provided us the opportunity for online dating and the connivance of fast and easy communication. But what is the flip side of that? What is it like forging an authentic relationship amid the screens?

Dating Someone with Anxiety – Our Top 8 Tips

Just because you’re dating someone with anxiety doesn’t mean your relationship has to suffer in the anxiety bubble forever. There are a number of ways to help alleviate tension and anxious thoughts to ensure your relationship continues to grow and blossom despite the mental health challenges your partner may be facing.

How to End a Relationship

In this article, I’ve outlined some helpful ways to gently end a relationship. It must be said that no breakup is easy when it concerns someone you love and it’s impossible to control the emotions of another, but our advice ensures that the way you break up with someone is empathetic and respectful.

Make a Splash With Your Date!

For your next date there’s nothing better in summer than the calm sound and feel of water surrounding you, holding you, and cooling you down. The lovely wash of sliding or diving into the water and surfacing into the sunshine. Floating has a beautiful calming effect that literally permeates your being and elevates your positive mood. To make a splash on your next date we thought we’d share some of our favourite swimming spots close to home for you to enjoy with your love.


7 Top Tips to Bridge the Age Gap

Whenever there’s a noticeable age gap between partners, it’s not uncommon for eyebrows to be raised. Some studies suggest that people show disapproval regarding relationships that breach the 10-year age gap. Today, the average age gap between partners is approximately three to four years but further studies show that both men and women prefer to meet and be with someone who is their own age.

However, as the world develops and we become more accepting as a society, the stigmas attached to age gap relationships are fading.

Top Tips for Managing Relationship Anxiety

Experiencing relationship anxiety is not uncommon during a relationship and can arise at any stage. You may be in a long and stable relationship where you’ve developed trust, understand each other's boundaries and communicate well - but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel anxious from time-to-time.

10 Years of Magical Matchmaking, Memories and Milestones

Vida's 10th anniversary has arrived and am delighted to share with you my top ten magical moments and milestones.

The Self-Controlled Lover: The Importance of Self-Discipline in a Relationship

Self-control is the prerequisite for all other successes in life. But how important is self-control when you’re single and looking to settle down?

Fear of Dating Again: Exploring the Latest Pandemic Fallout

It’s been way over a year since singletons were faced with an unbelievable scenario: the pause button was pressed on dating—and much of life in general. What does dating again look like?

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